We talk and think a lot about writing craft, but what about the emotional strain of writing and self-publishing a book? New novelist Jan Petrie explains why the cliche of comparing it to childbirth is justified!
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Wise and kindly counsel for any indie author who has ever felt overwhelmed or burned out by the constant pressures of being an authorpreneur and a writer, by author and bookseller Patti Brassard Jefferson.
Author and ALLi Advice blog editor Debbie Young makes the case for self-published authors to occasionally turn their backs on the ever-hungry beast that is the world wide web. As indie authors, we sell most of our wares in a marketplace that never sleeps. In theory, at least, we are able to reach new readers […]
With the heady empowerment of being one’s own publisher comes a potentially crippling burden of all those essential tasks that surround the core task of actually writing. The combined but essential chores of editing, production, book marketing and financial management can sap the self-published writer’s energy, creativity and enthusiasm. Here are some tips to help you […]